A friend shared this video with me on FaceBook and I was amazed to find it was produced at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Burbank, where I had my first job as a church organist.

A few years ago, I was at a church musicians conference, and one of the speakers, a pastor, told us about a member in their community who passed away. Circumstances did not allow for a real funeral and as he passed along the news of the person’s death via email, many people shared memories of the deceased. He then called it a “cyber-funeral” because all contact with people was through the Internet.

Quite a few of our Burbank High classmates have passed on, and there has been talk of a 45th class reunion and most certainly, a 50th class reunion. Well, you know what — this blog is like a cyber-reunion! People connect with one another in cyberspace, find out what ever happened to so-and-so, who has died, how many kids and grandkids one has, which men have the most hair, and so forth.

It only works though, when people write in to share their memories of high school, send in recent pictures and contact us. You can use the “Contact us” tab above, or you can send photos to us at burbankhigh1968@gmail.com.

In the meantime, Les Heller shared these photos of himself and Shari Hartwig as cheerleaders. Les says he still has the sweater hanging in his closet (!) and that it was used by his older brother, class of 1965, who was also a yell leader.

Les Heller and Shari Hartwig.

Les Heller and Shari Hartwig.

Les Heller sent these photos "just for fun."

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